Outreach Programming

Outreach programs bring science, technology, engineering, math and natural history programs to you, presented by museum educators. Programs are designed to be presented in a school environment, at a community center, or at other off-site locations. Best suited for individual classes of up to 30 students, programs are about an hour in length. Up to four programs of the same topic may be scheduled per one school visit. Programs are offered year-round and can be customized; a new program can be created upon request. For questions or to request programming, contact the museum at 276-634-4187 or discover@vmnh.virginia.gov.


The museum offers a wide variety of SOL-based educational programming.  A listing of programs can be found inside the museum's Education Program Guide (PDF). Each program is listed by title with a brief description and corresponding state standards. To learn about other programming opportunities not listed, or to discuss tailoring a program to meet your specific needs, please contact us at 276-634-4187 or discover@vmnh.virginia.gov


$90 for one session / one program
$135 for two sessions (same program)
$170 for three sessions (same program)
$210 for four sessions (same program)

  • Thanks to the support of Martinsville City and Henry County, education fees are discounted for public schools within these districts.
  • A nominal mileage fee will be added for programs outside of Martinsville and Henry County. For more information, contact discover@vmnh.virginia.gov.


The museum offers classroom-based outreach programming in the following regions:

  • Southern Virginia
    • Danville City, Franklin County, Halifax County, Henry County, Martinsville City, Patrick County, Pittsylvania County
  • Central Virginia
  • Eastern Virginia


Southern Virginia (Martinsville): 276-634-4187 or discover@vmnh.virginia.gov
Central Virginia (Charlottesville): 276-634-4187 or discover@vmnh.virginia.gov
Eastern Virginia (Hampton): 757-595-5225 or susan.walton@vmnh.virginia.gov

map of Virginia and surrounding areas

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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